Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Central Michigan Chippewas Prediction, 11/26/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Central Michigan Chippewas
Date: Friday, November 26, 2021
Location: Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Chippewas (-8.5)
Kelly/Shorts Stadium is the site where the Central Michigan Chippewas (7-4) will compete against the Eastern Michigan Eagles (7-4) on Friday. Central Michigan opens as 8.5-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 64.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles head into this matchup 7-4 for this season. In their last game, the Eagles went up against the Western Michigan Broncos and walked away with a win by a score of 22-21. Jawon Hamilton led the offense in rushing for the Eagles with 19 carries for 179 yds (9.4 yds per carry). Ben Bryant finished 13/23 with 156 yards passing. He had a quarterback rate of 113.5 and finished the contest without throwing a pick. Against the rush, the Eagles gave up 178 yds on 36 tries, which calculates to 4.9 yds per rush allowed. Eastern Michigan conceded 22 completions on 29 attempts for 307 yds, and a completion percentage of 75.9%. For the game, they ran 67 plays which converted into 422 yards. The Eastern Michigan Eagles ended up running the ball 43 times and totaled 247 yards, earning them an average of 5.7 yds per attempt.
The Eagles have earned 4,345 total yards for the season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Eastern Michigan has earned 19 touchdowns through the air and 24 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the football 12 different times. Eastern Michigan has tallied 251 first downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 39 penalties for 347 yards. As a team they are averaging 127.5 yards on the ground which has them sitting 100th in Division 1. Regarding scoring, the Eastern Michigan Eagles hold an average of 32.9 points per game.
When talking about passing yards, the Eagles have allowed 2,671 yds which has them ranked 103rd in Division 1. They have surrendered 242.8 yards per outing through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 59.3%. In total, they have given up 436.2 yards per outing which ranks them 116th in the nation. They have allowed 13 touchdowns through the air as well as 23 touchdowns running the ball. The opposition is running for 5.1 yards per running attempt and 193.4 yards on the ground per game this season. For the year, they have given up 2,127 yards via the ground game in 11 games. The Eagles are sitting in 89th in the country regarding team defense, allowing 27.5 PPG.
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The Chippewas come into this game with a record of 7-4 for this year. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Chippewas went home victorious with a score of 37-17 against the Ball State Cardinals. Daniel Richardson (2 TDs) walked away from the contest with 283 yds on 20/25 through the air while his QB rating was 185.5. He tossed 2 picks and his average yards per attempt was 11.3. Lew Nichols carried the rock 32 times for 219 yds, finishing the game with 6.8 yds per carry for Central Michigan. The Chippewas finished the game with 567 yds while running 72 plays (7.9 yds per play). Central Michigan ran the ball for 6.2 yards per attempt, totaling 285 yards on 46 carries. Central Michigan surrendered 33 rushing attempts for 159 yds (4.8 yards per carry). The Chippewas pass defense conceded a completion rate of 53.8%, relinquishing 170 yards on 21 for 39 passing.
When it comes to their ability to score points, the Chippewas sit 29th in Division 1 with an average of 33.2 PPG. During this campaign thus far, the Chippewas have thrown for a total of 3,111 passing yards along with an average of 282.8 throwing yards per contest, which has them sitting 21st in D-1. The Central Michigan Chippewas are averaging 459.7 yards/contest, which has them sitting 17th in D-1. The Central Michigan offense has totaled 556 penalty yards on 62 infractions, which is 82nd in the nation in terms of helping out the opposition.
Central Michigan has allowed the opposition a total of 1,575 rushing yards (143.2 yards per contest) as well as 17 touchdowns on the ground for the year. They have surrendered 20 touchdowns through the air as well as 266.5 yards/outing, which has them in 124th in the country. The Chippewas defense has taken the field for 761 plays, which ranks 89th in D-1. The Chippewas are relinquishing 27.6 points per game, which has them ranked 91st in college football. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 304 total points.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Chippewas college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Eagles +8.5
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